Dubai: Creativity and innovation will continue to be encouraged and recognised in the UAE, in a way that combines Emirati culture and modernity, as the country pursues its efforts to bring happiness and greater welfare to its people.
This was stressed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday when he visited Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival, organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of Dubai Government’s Media office, at La Mer Jumeirah.
Located between Pearl Jumeira and Jumeira Bay, the 13.4 million square foot space is spread over three areas – La Mer South, La Mer North and The Wharf.
He affirmed that the UAE supports all forms of creativity and innovation.
“The cultural landscape in the UAE is witnessing fast-paced developments driven by multi-faceted projects and events that combine the quintessential Emirati culture with modernity, earning the country a distinguished positioning on the world’s cultural scene,” said Shaikh Mohammad, noting that the development of art mirrors the development of the society.
Art: Beyond language, breaking barriers
Arts represent a form of communication that goes beyond language, he said. It breaks cultural barriers, he added, noting that UAE’s encouragement for innovation has made it a hub for innovators to exchange ideas and experience.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has affirmed the country’s support for creativity and innovationon when he visited Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival, organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of Dubai Government’s Media office, at La Mer Jumeirah, on Saturday.
Shaikh Mohammad toured the festival and viewed some of the 3D murals and other artworks exhibited within the beachfront district La Mer, Jumeirah, where works of more than 30 international artists from around the world are showcased.
Shaikh Mohammad interacted with some of the participating artists, who included more than 30 female students from Zayed University.
The students thanked him for his interest in the 3D art and support for creativity.
Mona Al Marri , Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, briefed Shaikh Mohammad on the festival’s objectives and activities.
On March 17, La Mer visitors are treated with live 3D demonstrations, workshops, live music, movie screenings and other activities designed for different ages and offered for free during the festival.
Dubai Canvas provides a platform for renowned artists from around the world to exhibit their creations in a public space.